Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Olympics


So as I sit and watch the Vancouver Winter Games, I am also participating in the The Knitting Olympics. This is a new endeavor for me, and it will definitely be a challenge.  I am attempting the February Lady Sweater.  I'm using Valley Yarns Colrain  in burgundy on size 7 needle.  Last night I cast on at 8 pm EST --- 8 times because I couldn't get the right amount of yarn estimated for the long tail cast on  --- I kept ending up with a way too long tail!  I knit about 4 inches of the yoke (and re-knit several rows several times!).  I have 20 more repeats before I move on to the next step in the yoke. 

This will be challenging to knit in the allotted time span.  I will not have a great deal of knitting time this coming week  -- two evenings out for Lenten Bible Study and Ash Wednesday services, plus all the usual school stuff, but then the following week I have 3 days of Winter Break. (The kids have the whole week, but our school board in its infinite wisdom decided to put 2 of our professional development days at the end of what has always been a full week of winter break!)  So, wish me luck!


Panhandle Jane said...

Two post comments--I know exactly what you mean about weather affecting student behavior. Here, it is the sandstorms in the spring that bother us the most. I think it makes static electricity in the air that sends the students into a tizzy. This year, I don't have much in the way of overt agressive activity, but lack of civil behavior on the part of legal and almost-legal adults is getting to me.

I really enjoyed watching the Opening Ceremony last night. Living where we do, we know or hear very little about Canada although I can feel covered up with information about Mexico. I found the storytelling aspect of the performances particularly interesting, more so than just the spectacle of the Chinese ceremonies. I knitted on my project, but I had to stop because it is lace, and I didn't want to miss a second of what was on the screen!

Songbird said...

Good luck getting it done!